Natural Attractions in Oyster Pond

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The major focal point of natural beauty in Oyster Pond is the pond itself – which is actually a natural harbor.  If you can pull yourself away from the shore, you'll find a breathtaking butterfly farm, a fun zoo, and a historic plantation all within easy reach. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Loterie Farm Nature Reserve

Do you enjoy spending time under the open sky? You may be pleased to know the area has some nature preserves in and nearby.

Loterie Farm Nature Reserve is a nature preserve located within Saint Martin, 3.3 mi. Northwest of central Oyster Pond. The park itself offers guests the ability to explore the natural wonder of Saint Martin's forest. The hiking trail is relatively short at two miles, though goes up steep inclines, through ruins, and twists and turns that lead to side trails that can make the hike a little longer. You will have the choice of hiking with or without a tour guide.

Adventurers hoping to locate a another great natural attraction will be interested in seeing opportunities like Sint Maarten Marine Park. Proud of its aquatic heritage, Sint Maarten has established the entire coast as a protected area, placing restrictions in many of parts. While this does limit what activities you can participate in, it has encouraged marine life to thrive, making Sint Maarten Marine Park a great places for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Be sure to look at the following chart for a list of nature preserves.

Nature Preserves and Hiking In and Around Oyster Pond
Name Type Location
Loterie Farm Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Oyster Pond
Sint Maarten Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central Oyster Pond
Sint Maarten Marine Park Eastern End Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central Oyster Pond

Caves

Even though most tourists have heard about the region's beaches, those aren't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. The one example is Dropsey Bay Cave. It is found 10.8 mi. North of central Oyster Pond.

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Travelers can also experience a few parks, as well as a botanical garden nearby.

If you'd like to see some beautiful tropical vegetation, you might want to visit The Butterfly Farm, which is located within Orient Bay, 1.8 mi. North of central Oyster Pond. If you are mystified by the tender and swift nature of the butterfly, then the Butterfly Farm is for you. Here, you can tour a tropical rainforest setting and interact with this creatures as they fly freely and often land right on the shoulders, hair, or hands of guests.

Another popular choice in this category is Wathey Square. Set in the heart of town, Wathery Square is a bustling port, shopping center, and more that serves as the unofficial town center.

The parks and gardens you'll be able to find are shown down below.

Parks and Gardens Near Oyster Pond
Name Type Location
Emilio Wilson Historic Park Park 3.1 mi. West of Central Oyster Pond
Seaside Nature Park Park 4.4 mi. South West of Central Oyster Pond
The Butterfly Farm Botanical Garden 1.8 mi. North of Central Oyster Pond
Wathey Square Park 2.8 mi. South West of Central Oyster Pond

Zoos and Aquariums

The Butterfly Farm

If the thought of spending some time at the zoo sounds like fun, you should visit The Butterfly Farm. Explore the beautiful colors of the Saint Martin butterflies and plants at this unique and magical attraction. You will find the enclosed area full of caterpillars, cocoons, and butterflies of all sizes.

Another similar attraction is St. Maarten Zoo. Monkeys are a favorite at the St. Maarten Zoo, but other exhibited animals include birds and a host of mammals. The reptile and bat houses are not only educational, but a welcome reprieve from the hot sun, and a petting zoo is beloved by children of all ages.

Review the following table to learn more.

Zoos Near Oyster Pond
Name Type Location
St. Maarten Zoo Zoo 2.2 mi. South West of Central Oyster Pond
The Butterfly Farm Zoo 1.8 mi. North of Central Oyster Pond

Plantations

Plantations Near Oyster Pond
Name Type Location Island
Mary's Fancy Plantation Plantation 3.0 mi. West of Central Oyster Pond the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to visit some of the more interesting area land formations. Other options like these in Oyster Pond can be seen directly below.

Land Formations In Oyster Pond
Name Type Location
Baie Lucas Bay 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Oyster Pond
Oyster Pond Harbour Central Oyster Pond

Of course, Oyster Pond offers other attractions. To navigate to our complete page about other attractions, visit this page.

 

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